Barra Resources Completes Burbanks Phase 2 Drilling

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Barra Resources (ASX: BAR) has completed a Phase 2 Air Core (AC) drilling program aimed at extending known mineralisation along the Burbanks North Trend, part of the company’s Burbanks gold project in Western Australia.

Barra Resources completed the 99-hole Air Core drilling campaign at Burbanks, completing drill testing of 1,000 metres of strike length along the Burbanks North Trend.

The drilling defined mineralisation over an additional 300m of strike length with interim results for 50 per cent of holes the company has received to-date returning results that include:

20 metres at 2.37 grams per tonne gold from 8m down-hole;
8m at 4.3g/t gold from 20m down-hole;
4m at 4.24g/t gold from 20m down-hole; and
13m at 1.06g/t gold from 44m down-hole.

Barra indicated it would now commence the estimation of a Maiden Mineral Resource.

The company said the results exceeded expectations by extending the gold mineralisation at Fangjaw to at least 300m of strike length.

Further results are due in over the next few weeks for drilling that tested the system a further 300m to the north, including the area where the Fangjaw shear intersects with the Burbanks North shear.

“The remaining results from the second half of the current program will be reported shortly,” Barra Resources said in its ASX announcement.

“All mineralised intercepts will then be re-split at one-meter intervals, giving greater resolution of high-grade distribution than the assays of four-metre composite samples reported here on an interim basis.”

Based on the gold mineralisation reported in this announcement, the company’s earlier drilling programs, and the expectation of further positive results, Barra indicated it will now move forward to estimating a maiden shallow oxide Mineral Resource for the Burbanks North Trend.

“This will continue the trajectory towards realising the previously announced Exploration Target for the Burbanks project,” the company said.